2009-02-12

School district braces for job, budget cutbacks

'All of us have to pitch in,' says LVUSD superintendent

Las Virgenes Unified School District stands to lose $7.5 million in funding next year, according to a letter from Superintendent Donald Zimring to faculty, staff and parents at all 14 schools. The reduction includes a $6.5million cut from state funds and a $1-million loss due to declining enrollment. “To put this in perspective, the largest reduction our district ever had […]

Rain finally tapers off



More rain coming our way JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers UNDER MY UMBRELLA—Calabasas resident Allison Gasway attempts to stay dry as she heads for her morning coffee at The Commons in Calabasas on Monday. The forecast calls for increased cloudiness and scattered showers throughout the weekend.

Paule takes the lead on Oak Park issues



The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council held its annual reorganization meeting and elected Mike Paule chair and Derek Ross vice chair for 2009. Paule succeeds Jay Kapitz. Ross was elected to the MAC in November. The annual election for the Oak Park Recreation and Planning Committee also took place and resulted in the selection of Michael Sklar, Lenore Lewis, Jerry […]

Calabasas candidates trade election barbs



With the March 3 election fast approaching, about 75 Calabasas residents came to the civic center last week to see the City Council candidates meet in a debate. Mayor Mary Sue Maurer, Mayor Pro Tem Jonathon Wolfson and Councilmember James Bozajian are running for reelection. Bob Sibilia and Dale Reicheneder are challenging. The candidates’ forum was hosted by the city […]

Old Lindero classrooms come tumbling down

School renovation gets underway

Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Donald Zimring said goodbye to his old social studies classroom at Lindero Canyon Middle School—with a sledgehammer. On Feb. 4, Team Concept Development Services, a company managing the renovation of the Agoura Hills middle school, invited Zimring to take the first whacks at the classroom demolition. Room J3 was where the former teacher taught […]

Love Stories. . .

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

In 1996, I lived in San Francisco, and I met the love of my life, my wife and soulmate, Carol. She had just moved there, and a mutual friend told her to call me so I could introduce her to people and the city. She called me, and we agreed to meet for drinks. When I saw her for the […]

Love Stories. . .

Some started as friends, others fell in love at first sight. But however they began, these love stories are timeless.

Some started as friends, others fell in love at first sight. But however they began, these love stories are timeless. I was in the eighth grade in junior high at age 15. My classmate was dating an older fellow already out of school. His 21st birthday was approaching, and his best buddy, who was also going to be 21, needed […]

Critic wants lid on bottled water program



Calleguas Municipal Water District was trying to make a point that its tap water is just as good as more expensive bottled water, but the effort may have backfired. Calleguas provides potable water to residents of Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Camarillo, Simi Valley and part of Bell Canyon. Five years ago Calleguas began promoting its […]

Truck parking not welcome on streets

Complaints mention Lost Hills and Agoura roads

The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that will prohibit the parking of truck tractors and trailers on certain city streets. Residents had expressed concerns about the vehicles parked on Lost Hills and Agoura roads for long periods of time. Public Works Director Robert Yalda said the two streets are the most impacted, but that police […]

Council members feeling neighborly



Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber will conduct the first in a series of “Meet the Neighbors” sessions from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Feb. 14 in front of Vons Market on Kanan Road. Councilmember Dan Kuperberg will join Weber at the market for a few hours to meet with people and share information on issues facing the city. “This is […]